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Russian cargo ship runs aground in Cornwall

Russian cargo ship runs aground in Cornwall

A major coastguard operation is underway after a Russian cargo ship ran aground off the coast of Cornwall. The 16,000-tonne Kuzma Minin has 18 crew members onboard, but no cargo. The coastguard said the vessel dragged its anchor while leaving Falmouth harbour and is now listing by five degrees.

Lorries overturn in ‘major incident’ on ferry in Cairnryan

Lorries overturn in ‘major incident’ on ferry in Cairnryan

Emergency services have been called out to a “major incident” on a ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland after a number of lorries toppled over. Police, ambulance and the fire and rescue service are in attendance at the port in Cairnryan. No further details of the incident have been released but police said it was…

Dying neighbour leaves girl presents for 14 years

Dying neighbour leaves girl presents for 14 years

Image copyright Owen Williams A family were left shocked to find their late elderly neighbour had left Christmas presents to give to their daughter for the next 14 years. Ken Watson, who was in his late 80s, lived next to Owen and Caroline Williams in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, for the last two years.The couple…

Doctor turns author after having strokes

Doctor turns author after having strokes

Dr Louise Lightfoot had to abandon her dream job as a child psychologist after suffering three strokes before the age of 30. Liverpool-born Louise is rebuilding her life after being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome a rare inherited condition which affects connective tissue. She is now the author of several books on “invisible” disabilities aimed at…

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club. The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool. The club decided a change was needed after no progress with…

Government still committed to net migration target – Brokenshire

Government still committed to net migration target – Brokenshire

Image copyright PA The government’s target of reducing net migration to less than 100,000 a year has been left out of draft proposals for a new immigration system. But Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the government remained committed to the target.He said the aim was to get net migration down to “sustainable” levels.The final version…

Michael Robinson Ex-Liverpool player and TV presenter has cancer

Michael Robinson Ex-Liverpool player and TV presenter has cancer

Michael Robinson is one of Spain’s most popular broadcastersFormer Liverpool and Republic of Ireland forward Michael Robinson has been diagnosed with skin cancer. The 60-year-old is one of Spain’s most recognisable sports broadcasters. Robinson, who also played for Preston, Manchester City, Brighton and Queens Park Rangers, settled in Spain after finishing his career with La…

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